Bachelor of Applied Science BAS-DH Bridge Program

The following information is exclusively​ for Registered Dental Hygienists who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from a CODA accredited Dental Hygiene program.

About BAS-DH Bridge Program

The BASDH Bridge Program provides a shortened pathway for previous AAS-Dental Hygiene graduates to earn a Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Dependent upon the student’s transcript evaluation, program candidates may need to complete some coursework to earn the BAS credential

  •  Upper division non-traditional learning credits are awarded for prior learning demonstrated by successful completion of the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination.
  • Transfer students must satisfy a 30 credit YVC residency requirement. A combination of upper and lower division credits may be utilized to meet this requirement.
  • Upon acceptance to the program, an individual learning plan will be created for each BASDH Bridge Program applicant based on individual transcript evaluation.
  • Time to degree completion is dependent upon each student’s individual learning plan.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be received no later than the dates listed below for possible enrollment in the desired quarter.

  • Summer Quarter: Last Friday in March
  • Fall Quarter: First Friday in August
  • Winter Quarter: Last Friday in November
  • Spring Quarter: Last Friday in February

Program costs are dependent upon the student’s individual learning plan. A general fee framework is listed below:

  • $30 YVC College Application (non-refundable)
  • $25 YVC BASDH Bridge Program Application (non-refundable)
  • $300 Academic Credit for Prior Learning Crosswalk Credits (30 credits for completion of the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination)
  • $10 YVC Graduation Application Fee

Course Tuition: Costs vary depending on the number of courses needed to complete the program. YVC has two tuition structures, lower division 100 & 200 level courses and upper division 300 & 400 level.

  • Graduates of Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved Dental Hygiene programs are eligible to apply for the YVC BASDH Bridge Program.
  • A minimum of 85 credits in Dental Hygiene coursework with grades of “C-“(1.7) or above.
  • A cumulative Dental Hygiene Program GPA of 2.5 or above.
  1. Review Eligibility Requirements & Application Deadlines
  2. APPLY to YVC
    • $30 non-refundable application fee
    • Submit official transcripts to YVC admissions for all colleges attended except YVC
  3. Once you have paid the $30 application fee and received your YVC ID Number, APPLY to the BASDH Bridge Program.
    • Submit the following with the application in one submission:
      • Copy of Dental Hygiene License
      • Official JCNDE verification of passing score on Dental Hygiene National Board Examination
      • Course Requirements Worksheet
  4.  Mail completed application, copy of Dental Hygiene License, National Board Exam scores, and Course Requirements Worksheet to
    • Yakima Valley College
      Attn: BAS-DH Bridge Program Bldg. 8
      PO BOX 22520
      Yakima, WA 98907-2520
  5. Mail $25 non-refundable BAS-DH Bridge application fee to the YVC Cashier – use the BASDH Fee Payment Form.
  6. STOP & WAIT – Allow time for your application to be reviewed and all outside transcripts to be evaluated by the Registrar’s office.  Approximately 3-4 weeks after received.
  7. Once you receive an official acceptance and an education plan from the BASDH Bridge program you must determine your commitment.
    • If you are ready to attend and begin classes notify the Bridge program via email and the program will send the ACPL Crosswalk form for completion.
    • Mail completed the ACPL Crosswalk form and $300 crosswalk fee to the YVC cashier.  Attach the BASDH Fee Payment Form.
  8. Register online through the student portal for any required classes according to your education plan.
  9. One quarter prior to expected graduation, complete graduation application with the program coordinator.
  10. Submit graduation application with a $10.00 application fee to the cashier’s office.
  11. Graduate and receive your diploma.  Diplomas take several weeks to process after the end of the quarter.

Students must have completed the following in order to graduate from the program.  Any potential substitutions must be approved by the program.  To review individual course descriptions go to the catalog.

Distribution Credits Required Courses Notes
Communications 5 ENGL& 101
Communications 5 ENGL 102 Substitution must be a composition course or designated writing-intensive course.
Quantitative 5 MATH& 146 If a non-math based statistics is substituted, an additional 5 credit Quantitative course is required.
Humanities 5 ENGL 203 Research Writing If a non-Humanities Research course is substituted, an additional 5 credit Humanities course is required.
Humanities 5 CMST& 101 or CMST& 220 or CMST& 210 or CMST 280
Social Science 5 PSYC& 100
Social Science 5 SOC& 101 or ANTH& 206
Natural Science 5 CHEM& 121
Natural Science 5 CHEM& 131
Natural Science 5 BIOL& 241
Natural Science 5 BIOL& 242
Natural Science 5 BIOL& 260
Natural Science 5 NUTR& 101

Contacts

BASDH Bridge Program
Deccio Building
Building 8, Room 261
Phone: 509.834.4522 Option #5